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Hook Mountain - Nyack Beach Loop - Rockland Lake, Congers, Upper Nyack

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 3.3 (3) RECOMMENDED ROUTE

Great views of the Hudson River, The Village of Nyack and all areas from top of Hook Mountain.


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5.8

Miles

9.4

KM

Loop

571' 174 m

High

8' 2 m

Low

665' 203 m

Up

638' 194 m

Down

4%

Avg Grade (2°)

22%

Max Grade (13°)

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Features Birding · Fall Colors · Geological Significance · Historical Significance · Lake · River/Creek · Spring · Views · Wildlife

Overview

This hike provides beautiful views of the Hudson River, the Village of Nyack and 360 degree view from the top of Hook Mountain.

Description

This hike is in the Palisades Interstate Park Region of Southern New York. Starting from the trailhead right next to the Rockland Lake Fire Department, this is a 50-50 hike. Half the hike is tight pack gravel path along the Hudson River on the Nyack River Trail and a few streets. 80% of this half has great views of the river or the cliffs. The other half is in the woods and has a moderate climb up to the top of Hook Mountain. From there you can see everything! The Hudson River, The Village of Nyack, all the lakes, mountains and scenery in all directions. The last 2 miles is along the ridge overlooking the river before tucking into the woods for the slow descent down to the Rockland Lake Fire Department where you began. You can also start this trail at the Nyack Beach State Park parking lot in Upper Nyack, right on the river. Either direction is acceptable.

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Nyack Beach
Jul 25, 2020 near Congers, NY
Hudson River overlook
Jul 25, 2020 near Upper N…, NY
Tappan Zee Bridge and Village of Nyack
Jan 2, 2020 near Upper N…, NY
View from plateau.
Jul 25, 2020 near Upper N…, NY
Village of Nyack from top of Hook Mt.
Jan 2, 2020 near Upper N…, NY
Sunset from the top of Hook Mt.
Jan 2, 2020 near Upper N…, NY

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Oct 18, 2020
Nic Grec
Distance as measured by Fitbit gps on iPhone was 7.15 miles for the loop shown - Hiking Proj said it was only 5.8 - gps is usually pretty accurate tho 7.1mi — 3h 21m
Aug 22, 2020
Petra van't Slot
Very nice trail. First part is on the Hudson Greenway; nice and flat gravel path. Second half is a woodland trail, steep! Beautiful views. 5.9mi — 2h 05m
Jul 12, 2020
Marcus Puerschel
May 13, 2020
Rafaela Moreno
Nov 26, 2019
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With Chris. 6mi — 2h 30m